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Ledger detailing external work commissioned at Holmes McDougall

Brown leather marbled cover ledger with marbled edges. This ledger details all work commisioned externaly by Holmes McDougall from 1941 - 83. The book contains information about images produced by external artists for the company. It details the fee charged by the artist, description of the image, book title and date completed.


Accession Number: SH.2009.370.3


This ledger includes information of image work completed by other Edinburgh printing and publishing firms, most notably Hislop & Day.


The Holmes McDougall Group were based at Allander House, 137 - 141 Leith Walk. They were primarily educational publishers concerned with the publication of high quality primary and secondary educational books for use in schools both in the UK and abroad. The company slogan was 'The Teachers' Publisher'.


The company had a magazine division based in Glasgow which published weekly and monthly titles including the Scottish Farmer, Climber and Rambler, The Great Outdoors, Business Scotland and the Scottish Field.


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Taken on January 13, 2010